Monday, February 1, 2016

International Center for AIDS Care and Treatment Programs,Health Management Information Systems (HMIS) Advisor Jobs in Tanzania



The Health Management Information Systems (HMIS) Advisor will provide technical leadership in strengthening health information systems and addressing gaps such as but not limited to logistics, software, hardware, and human resources. S/he will work to ensure systems work efficiently to support evidence-based decision making in Tanzania. This position will ensure the technical and methodological soundness of activities and, in collaboration with the pr
oject team and partners, support the design of information systems, based on sound and current scientific evidence and appropriate technology. The HMIS Advisor will liaise closely with the ICAP technical and programmatic staff based in both Dar es Salaam and New York.
This position is contingent to approval of the funding in 2016.
Location: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Major Responsibilities
The HMIS Advisor will assume the following responsibilities:
• Provide technical and administrative support to Public Health Institutions (PHIs) in Tanzania on HMIS at the national and sub-national levels.
• Increase the availability and use of data through the development of automated reports and graphs and other improvements to HMIS.
• Ensure that all systems incorporate mechanisms to improve the completeness, timeliness, and accuracy of data.
• Expand existing systems including integrating community-based HIV monitoring reporting requirements into DHIS and increasing the number sites using patient-level data systems.
• In collaboration with others, evaluate healthcare worker time spent preparing and submitting M&E reports and identify and implement mechanisms to reduce inefficiencies.
• Develop systems that support the HIV continuum of care, case-based surveillance, or other priority health needs.
• Oversee activities to increase system interoperability including increasing the number of sites using electronic patient-level data systems to submit automated aggregate data to DHIS.
• Develop documentation and training on implemented and expanded systems.
• Support PHIs at the national and sub-national level to provide needs-based HMIS training.
• Ensure accurate and timely submission of all required technical reporting and deliverables for the HMIS component of the project.
• Perform other duties as assigned.

Education
• Advanced university degree, preferably with specializing in informatics and/or computer science.
Experience, Skills, And Minimum Qualifications
• Five years of first-hand experience in introduction or strengthening of HMIS and capacity building.
• High-level computer skills including proficiency with Access, Visual Basic for Applications (VBA), SQL, HTML, and/or Java Framework and tools.
• In-depth knowledge of electronic medical record, aggregate data (e.g. DHIS2), and other systems used to collect, manage, report, and utilize data.
• Specific experience with server management, troubleshooting data flow issues, statistical software (Epi info, SPSS, SAS, Stata) and database development and management would be desirable.
• M&E experiences in HIV,TB and Malaria programme in limited resources settings is desirable.
• Ability to coach, mentor and develop technical capacity in Ministry of Health and other stakeholder staff.
• Ability to synthesize information and utilize different communication approaches to disseminate and utilize that information for improvement.
• Experience working with US Government or other bi-lateral donors, as well as experience in working with senior government officials.
• Experience working in HIV/AIDS field in sub-Saharan Africa, especially Tanzania, strongly preferred.
• Strong familiarity with US Government reporting requirements, including PEPFAR indicators.
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English.

HOW TO APPLY:
Interested applicants should send their resumes named after their names by email with a subject line referring the position you are applying for to icap-tz-hr@columbia Only short listed applicants will be contacted. Please do not attach any certificates when submitting online.


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